Mercedes' revival of their Formula One tradition through the creation of a works team for the 2010 championship was also the platform for a meteoric rise up the Grand Prix order. Already the team had generated huge excitement by securing the sensational return of Michael Schumacher, but headlines began to follow on track: three podiums came in their debut season, all via Nico Rosberg - who then claimed a breakthrough pole/victory double at China in 2012. The following season he would be paired with Lewis Hamilton, with the duo going on to stage some epic title battles as Mercedes swept all before them to become one of the most dominant forces of the modern F1 era...
Mercedes' supremacy reaches new heights, as they win 19 of 21 rounds en route to a third title double in a row. This time, however, it's Rosberg who lifts the drivers' crown following a titanic season-long struggle, shortly after which he shocks the team - and the F1 world - by announcing his immediate retirement from Formula One racing.
Hamilton leads Mercedes to a second successive championship double, the team once more emerging victorious in 16 of the year's 19 rounds, this time beating their own 2014 record with a stunning 12 one-two finishes.
The Silver Arrows dominate the first season of the hybrid engine era, winning a record 16 of 19 races and a securing a record 11 one-two finishes. They secure a maiden constructors' crown with three rounds to spare, and clinch the first drivers' title for Mercedes-Benz since Juan Manuel Fangio in the 1950s courtesy of Lewis Hamilton.